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Green Party MP Caroline Lucas has written an article in Business Green (paywall), (summary in Carbon Brief) about the pointlessness of the Offshore Petroleum Licensing Bill. She points out that annual licensing rounds can and already do happen, so no new legislation is needed; it is just “a political stunt that will harm the UK’s…

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Yesterday the Prime Minister was forced to react to a leak and bring forward a speech about his more ‘pragmatic’ approach to Net Zero. A lot of ink has been spilled over the speech and there are extensive minute by minute reports of the speech and this morning’s R4 Today programme interview in the Guardian…

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The government is consulting on how it delivers its net zero target under the changed circumstances of the current global crisis. This consultation will be more important than previously envisaged since acceptance of the High Court ruling that the net zero strategy is unlawful means the strategy will have to be rewritten! We urgently need…

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Wouldn’t it be great if there was a policy that provided the finance needed to tackle the energy-bill crisis whilst, at the same time, tackling climate change? Well there is, and all it requires is a small change to a policy already implemented and already supported across the political spectrum—we should continue to provide government…

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Wouldn’t it be great if there was a policy that provided the finance needed to tackle the energy-bill crisis whilst, at the same time, tackling climate change? Well there is, and all it requires is a small change to a policy already implemented and already supported across the political spectrum—we should continue to provide government…

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Citizens’ Climate Lobby believes in the art of the possible, we seek a dialogue with whoever holds the reins of government to build political will for a liveable world. Who knows what the next few months may bring, it is possible that we may have a Conservative Prime Minister who will be ideologically opposed to…

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The commitments of COP26 seem to have been forgotten in the rush to approve new oil and gas fields, ostensibly justified by the need for energy security. On June 1st the Fossil Fuel Non Proliferation Treaty organisation (FFNPT) published the report Fuelling Failure, How oil, gas and coal are driving climate change and sabotaging the…

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UBI Center is a think tank whose mission is “To make universal basic income the world’s most thoroughly researched economic policy“. They have just published (23rd April) a blog discussing their analysis of carbon pricing with dividends in the UK and the results won’t surprise anyone in CCL. They start by pointing out that the…